VANCOUVER, B.C. — According to a report recently presented by TransLink to Metro Vancouver mayors, $85.1 million is needed to support a bigger U-Pass program, sources tell straight.com. The money will cover more bus service hours and infrastructure along routes from 2011 to 2020.
When Premier Gordon Campbell rolled out the new U-Pass B.C. program on June 9, the provincial government didn’t give TransLink the necessary funds to back up the expansion. The transit agency received only $18 million, an amount that is expected to cover the program until April 2013. For the full story, click here.